Going into 2014, Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett is a lame duck--a coach whose contract extends only to the end of the season. But owner and general manager Jerry Jones said this week at the NFL owners meetings that he doesn’t necessarily think it’s playoffs-or-bust for Garrett.
“I don’t think so,” Jones said, per the Dallas Morning News. “I don’t look at it that way at all. We’ve got a lot of experience together. It’s no secret that we probably are shoulder to shoulder on the success we’d like for this team to have with him as head coach and what it would do for our fans’ future, our future. He’s more capable today than he was when he took over as head coach. If that arrow is going up, it just makes sense to have our future with Jason.”
Garrett has never led the Cowboys to the playoffs, and has finished 8-8 in each of his three full seasons as head coach. In each of those seasons, the team has gone into Week 17 with a chance at winning the division and making the postseason, but they’ve lost to a different NFC East rival each time.
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